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Characteristics of London landlords

Analysis

15 February 2017

The private rented sector is larger in London than the rest of the UK. Our recent survey examined how landlords in the capital differ from the rest of the country.

How do households view their housing wealth?

Analysis

2 February 2017

Newly released CML research findings show significant differences by age in attitudes to drawing on housing equity.

Lenders support move to independent social housing regulator

News

30 January 2017

Lenders have provided more than £60 billion funding for social housing, and our submission last week supported moves to set up an independent regulator of the sector.

Market commentary January 2017

Analysis

26 January 2017

Total lending for 2016 estimated at £246 billion, up 12% compared to 2015 and in line with our forecasts. Property transactions were only marginally higher in 2016, at 1.23 million.

Mission control: plotting the right course

Opinion

25 January 2017

As the CML formally responds to the consultation by the Financial Conduct Authority on its future mission, CML director general Paul Smee sets out his views on the way ahead.

Won’t move? Can't move!

Analysis

23 January 2017

House purchase numbers by movers have barely recovered since the financial crisis, and a low number of transactions pushes up prices and leads to inefficient use of the housing stock.

Fact check: Do lenders really oppose longer tenancies?

News

19 January 2017

Despite recent assertions, neither lenders nor the CML oppose longer tenancies. Shelter recently found that lenders responsible for half of buy-to-let lending allow tenancies of at least 24 months.

Market musings: Housing policy from across the pond

Analysis

16 January 2017

CML market analyst Carla Sateriale looks at a novel approach to housing affordability for young people in the US.

CML welcomes Recordsure as new associate

News

16 January 2017

The CML is delighted to welcome Recordsure as a new associate. We now have 97 associates, 139 members and seven third party administrator members.

CML member review: market flourished in politically turbulent year

News

19 December 2016

The CML's annual member review sets out how lending grew, borrowing rates declined - and the lender body signed up 11 new members in 2016.